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March 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
A.P.C. MAHALAXMI COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, THOOTHUKUDI
The International Web Conference in “Recent Advancements in Chemical Sciences and Intellectual Property rights (RACSIPR ‘23) was organized by the PG and Research Department of Chemistry, A.P.C. Mahalaxmi College for Women.
The main aim of this conference was to bring together leading academicians, researchers and students to exchange and share their experiences and research outputs on all aspects of Chemical Sciences. It was also meant to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns as well as practical
challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of Chemical Sciences.
The conference preparations started with the call for abstracts; 88 abstracts were received out of which 75 were accepted. Selected research abstracts have been compiled and edited in the form of Conference Proceedings with ISBN and published by Shanlax Publishers. The conference maintained a high-quality peer-review process for all the abstracts submitted, starting with a primary evaluation that included a plagiarism check for the original contents. Rejections at this stage had either serious scientific flaws, very poor grammar or were outside the aim and scope of this Conference. Those that met the minimum criteria were passed on to experts in the domain for review. Single-blind review process was employed, where the reviewer remained anonymous to the authors throughout the process.
This report captures the one-day program of keynote addresses, technical sessions and presentations, which took place 24th
March 2023 virtually. The event brought together some 242 plus members of faculty, research scholars, students and key
officials nationally and internationally to discuss the recent advances in chemical sciences with focus on sustainability. It concluded with a set of presentations of real world cases describing new and noteworthy initiatives relevant to the conference theme.
The International conference started with an inaugural session with a welcome note and conference overview by Dr. H.Kohila Subathra Christy, Head and Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This was followed by the presidential address by the respected Principal of the college, Dr. P. Bala Shanmuga Devi. The grand release of the conference proceedings was carried out by Dr. P. Bala Shanmuga Devi, Principal and the first copy was accepted by Dr. H. Kohila Subathra Christy, Head of the Department. The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. T. Arockiadoss, Assistant Professor and Head i/c, Deputy Coordinator, Technology Support Centre, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
The technical sessions followed the inaugural session and the main keynote lecture was delivered by Dr. N.S.K. Gowthaman, Post-Doctoral Researcher School of Engineering, Monash University, Malaysia. The conference comprised of three technical sessions, some of them scheduled concurrently. The first session on “Innovation, Invention and startup via IPR” was handled by Dr. T. Arockiadoss, Assistant Professor and Head i/c, Deputy Coordinator, Technology Support Centre, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. “Carbon Quantum Dots: An Economical Sustainable Opto Electrocatalyst in Sensing Applications” was the topic delivered by Dr. N.S.K. Gowthaman Post-Doctoral Researcher School of Engineering, Monash University, Malaysia. The final technical session was handled by Dr. P. Pon Sathieshkumar, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, POSTECH, South Korea on the topic “Supramolecular Approaches for the Advancements in Materials Chemistry”.
The conference was structured to foster discussion between participants. The paper presentation session was chaired by Dr.Chandralekha, Head and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kamaraj College, Thoothukudi. Faculties, research
scholars and students from the host institution and other institutions presented their research work enthusiastically. Best presenter awards were given to participants in four categories i.e, Faculty, research scholar, PG students and UG students based on novelty, presentation and response to questions. The best presenter awardees are Dr.S.Selvam, Assistant Professor of Geology, V.O.Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, Ms.A.Dhivya, Madras Christian College, Chennai, Ms.Ponselvi, St.Mary’s College, Ms.Supriya, Kamaraj College, Ms S. Aiswarya, Ms.K. Arunachala Sidhiha, Ms. S. Kanagalakshmi, Ms.V. Petchiammal and Ms.M. Uma Maheswari, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women, Thoothukudi.
The one day virtual Conference ended with a valedictory session. The welcome speech in the session was delivered by Dr.P.Yokeswari Nithya, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This was followed by a valedictory address by Dr.Chandralekha, Head and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kamaraj College, Thoothukudi. A few delegates gave a feedback on the Conference and the session concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr.S.Sankaravadivu, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.